"Last week, the student body at Cypress Ranch High School came together to create a anti-bullying video to the song “Who Do U Think U R?,” a song written and sung by student Kaitlyn K. The project was filmed and performed entirely by the students in Cypress, TX."
-From The Advocate
This video is extraordinary for a number of reasons, not to mention the main one being that everyone who's lip synching is walking backwards. As easy as that sounds, give a whirl sometime. I ask my students to change their Topography occasionally, and very few of them ever walk backwards for a long period of time. For me, this is the heart of this video. It's unfamiliar, and courageous behavior. This is what this song and all these teenagers, are all about. Using their voices, and finding their power.
And from me personally, thank you Cypress. From all the former kids who were bullied. We never forget. Every once in a while I'm still terrified to walk down the halls of my own University, It suddenly hits me, and something happens to my gut. But now, I'm able to hold my head up because of this new generation. These people are smarter than we were and kinder than we were. And it shows.
Watch the video. You won't forget it.